Agate Iron Ware Cook Book. New York: Lithography Donaldson Brothers, [ca.,1890]. 11.2 cm x 7.2 cm, color lithographed paper wrapper, with the sales slogan, “Agate Iron Ware Stands the Racket,” on the front cover and “Boo Hoo, Hoo! I Want My Food Cooked In Agate Iron Ware,” on the back cover. Both covers feature children making merry with the celebrated enameled iron ware, with the company trademark on the back cover. Stamped with a distributor’s stamp on the back cover: Wm. Forbes & Sons, Lawrence, Mass. 36 pages, unpaginated. An introduction explains that the menus given are intended as representative for each of the four seasons, for a week, starting with breakfast on Sunday, giving instructions for preparing the meal. A prefatory excerpt from an editorial on Agate Iron Ware by Marion Harland extols the benefits of using and the ease of maintaining this cookware. Pristine condition.